I normally write about our homeschool week after the fact, but I thought I'd write about my plans instead this week, in case anyone was still looking for Valentine's Day ideas.
Below is a picture of our sensory bin. I had it about halfway finished when I saw the bins at 1+1+1, and Counting Coconuts. I ended up borrowing some of their ideas.
Some of the contents of ours are:
heart shaped beads
red plastic letters
plastic heart bracelets
We'll be doing some scavenger hunt type activities, like "find two kinds of red hearts," " find something fluffy, and something hard." I'll also be doing some color sorting with V.
After reading through the excellent list of Valentine's activities at Counting Coconuts, I set up a lacing activity with beads and pipe cleaners. I also pulled out red and white Unifix cubes to work with this week, red wooden beads and laces, fake flowers for V to arrange and pretend with, and dot stickers as a fine motor activity for V, who by the way loves stickers.
We're going to talk about different kinds of love, the love a parent has for their children, love for a pet, love for a friend, the love God has for us.
We'll be making handmade Valentine's Day cards as a crafty activity.
To practice writing, we'll be filling out the to and from sections on ready made cards, and writing a "love" letter to a favorite person of L's choosing.
We'll be doing some math and pattern activities with conversation hearts candy. The kids never seem to get tired of "candy math."
I printed out some of the printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler to use as well.
Below you'll find some of the resources we'll be using this week.